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Hobbiton Movie Set & Waitomo Caves Tour from Auckland

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12 hrs
Guided tour
Transfers included


  • Enjoy an exciting guided excursion from Auckland with must-visit attractions on your itinerary.

  • An expert tour guide and round-trip hotel transfers make your tour all the more convenient.

  • Explore the hobbit holes and Shires of the hobbit movie set with a certified guide.

  • Sip on a cold beverage on the house at the famous Hobbit pub.

  • Stop outside the Big Bird & Miniature Animal Petting Farm and wave at friendly farm animals.

  • At the Waitomo Caves, marvel at amazing stalagmites and stalactites.

  • Stare up at thousands of glowworms while coasting along the Grotto river.


  • Expert tour guide

  • Round-trip hotel transfers from Auckland

  • Bottled water & snacks on bus

  • WiFi, charging ports & on-screen entertainment on bus

  • Access to Alexander Family Sheep Farm and Shire's Rest

  • Admission & fully-guided tour of Hobbiton Movie Set

  • Complimentary crafted beverage at The Green Dragon Inn

  • Admission & fully-guided tour of Waitomo Glowworm Caves


  • Personal expenses

  • Big Bird & Miniature Animal Petting Farm entrance

cancellation policy

You can cancel these tickets up to 24 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.

your experience

Drive out of Auckland on a comfortable bus, towards Waikato, along its stunning countryside. Gape at the world's most extensive farming area, encountering idyllic scenery populated with rivers, mountains, and adorable farm animals. Arrive at your first stop, the Hobbiton Movie Set. Board a big green Hobbiton bus and depart on a 2-hour guided tour of the 12-acre movie set. Step into lush pastures of the Shires, visit 44 hobbit holes, gasp at serene gardens, and listen to hushed secrets and stories about the making of the movies. A cold complimentary beverage awaits you at the famous Hobbiton pub ‘The Green Dragon Inn’.

Head towards Waitomo next- you'll make a photo stop at Lake Karapiro. Continue past racehorse breeding areas and rivers before entering the Kiwiana capital of New Zealand, Otorohanga. Look at all things Kiwi as you pass through this charming town. You'll stop outside the Big Bird & Miniature Animal Petting Farm, where you will meet and greet the local farm animals, and feed them if you please. Continue onto the Waitomo Caves next. Gape at cave formations, Stalactites, Stalagmites, and Lime Columns, before descending underground for your Glowworm experience. Board a boat and cruise along the Grotto river as thousands of glowworms hover above you, sparking up the night sky with life and light!

know before you go

COVID Safety Information

  • All required protective equipment to be worn will be provided

  • All areas that guests touch are frequently cleaned

  • The number of visitors per tour is limited to reduce crowds

  • It is advised to bring along face masks and maintain social distancing between other guests


  • Hotel pickup

  • Drive from Auckland to Waikato

  • Arrive at Hobbiton Movie Set

  • Stop at Lake Karapiro

  • Visit Otorohanga

  • Stop outside the Big Bird Petting Farm

  • Explore Waitomo Caves

  • Hotel drop-off

What To Bring

  • Passport/ID card

  • Comfortable shoes

  • Sunglasses

  • Sunhat

  • Sunblock

Important Information

  • This tour is not recommended for people with limited mobility or serious back or heart problems

  • Children aged 14yrs must be accompanied by adults

Discounted Tickets

Infants aged 3yrs and under and children aged 4-14yrs enjoy reduced ticket pricing (carry valid photo ID)

my tickets

  • Your voucher will be emailed to you instantly

  • Please display the voucher on your mobile phone with a valid photo ID while boarding

  • Please arrive 10-15 minutes before the start time of your tour to avoid delays

  • If you have purchased reduced-price tickets, please carry your valid photo ID proof for verification

Hotel Transfers

  • This ticket includes hotel pickups and drop-offs

  • On the day of your tour, please report at your hotel lobby 10-15 min prior to your scheduled departure

  • If your hotel does not have a lobby, please wait at the entrance of the hotel

  • Your Headout host will be waiting for you here


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